We’re hiring!

We have two great job opportunities right now.  One is a full time role to coordinate the Community Gardens and Seed Library programs, and one is a part time Office Coordinator role.  Both are great ways to get involved in the thriving food security movement.   More details are here:… Read More

Seedy Saturday 2017

    Join us in an annual celebration of local seeds, gardening, and education that supports a healthy, strong community and local food system. The 8th Annual Richmond Seedy Saturday is on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at Thompson Community Centre, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Admission is by donation. For… Read More

Richmond’s Season of Plenty

By Anne Swann, Public Health Dietitian with Vancouver Coastal Health and Richmond Eats 2016 participant.  Richmond’s Season of Plenty I was recently on vacation and was talking to a gentleman from Hawaii, living now in Vancouver. When he found out I was from Richmond, he began raving about Richmond blueberries… Read More

Local plums, beans, honey, and wine

Sometimes we have to sacrifice some of the pleasures in life to do the right thing — but how fun is that? For me, it’s about the sweet tooth. Sure, I’m game to take on Richmond’s second annual Local Eating Challenge, which is happening this week. This means myself and… Read More

Richmond’s Food Charter is Ready!

After several years of community engagement with over 400 Richmond residents, the Richmond Food Charter is now complete. Join us Tuesday June 28, 4:00 2016 in the Anderson Room at Richmond City hall as we present the Food Charter to the Parks and Recreation Committee and ask for their endorsement…. Read More

Hey youth! Get Rooted!

Canada is a country that boasts natural beauty, friendly communities, and celebrations of multiculturalism and diversity. Yet, the 2011-2012 survey by Statistics Canada (1) raised attention to food security issues on a national scale; 8.3%, or 1 in 12 Canadian households experience food insecurity.   Hunger may be the first thing… Read More

Organic Origins: Hands-on Gardening Workshops

The head of the UK’s Countryside Agency famously said in 2007 that civilization is ‘nine meals away from anarchy’. This stems from the fact that most grocery stores have only three days supply of food on their shelves. In the event that the food supply was interrupted it would only… Read More

Stir It Up!

  The Stir It Up! Youth Community Kitchen will be back in session this coming May, at the East Richmond Community Hall and Steveston Community Centre!   Every week, Richmond youth will be creating and sharing delicious, hearty meals together, made from healthy, sustainable and local ingredients. From fresh salads to… Read More

Seed Library Starts Today

Now in it’s fifth year, the Richmond Community Seed Library continues to grow and engage Richmond residents in growing a robust local food system.   What is a Seed Library?  Just like a book library, members of the seed library can ‘check out’ seeds.  They grow the plants, and let… Read More